Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
sacramento against the government's efforts to reduce prison over crowding in california. some say sending some to jail in stead of prison is resulting in the early repolice of dangerous -- release of dangerous people. >> they are back out on the streets. >> 24,000 prisoners were released this year but the state prison officials say it is too early to tell if that had any impact on the crime rate. >>> they are urging shoppers to boycott mi pueblo because they participate in immigration checks. community groups organized this protest to pressure mi pueblo to opt out. it is a tool used to verify immigration status. mi pueblo says they are being audited by homeland security that could lead to the firing of undocumented employees. >>> san francisco's first target store is set to open wednesday at 4th and mission in san francisco. it will be 2/3 the size of other stores and offer smaller items. target also plans to open a second store in san francisco in 2013. >>> jerry hill is crying foul over a move by the public utilities commission to temporarily suspend hearing into the san bruno pipeline
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
of marijuana. >>> oakland is going toe to toe with the government over efforts to shut down a medical marijuana dispensary. they started proceedings in july. today the city of oakland filed a lawsuit to try to stop that. the seizure would interfere with their system to license and tax medical marijuana dispensary. >>> new informations about sudden oak death. scientists said it is predding again -- spreading again. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler joins us live now. >> reporter: i am on a ridge, look at this. these are oak trees. all these trees now at risk from sudden oak death. >> reporter: experts say sporesf the sudden oak death pathogen -- spores of the sudden oak death pathogen jumped the hills. here the infection of a live oak. >> they are the vector. they carry the pathogen and it spreads. >> reporter: this map shows how sudden oak death spread over the last 7 years. experts say it established. >> we are terrified watching this disease effect our forest. >> reporter: scientists predicted this surge but there is new hope. >> some of our oaks appear resistant.
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
refuses to sign a labor agreement. >> the e verify system is the federal government's electronic verification program, using data from the u.s. department of homeland security, as well as social security administration records. >>> for the first time in nearly 20 years, a man from contra costa county has died after becoming infected with rabies. the 34-year-old man died in switzerland back in july, but county health officials say he was likely infected in the southern part of contra costa county back in march. that's when he and a friend found a bat acting erratically and put the bat in a plastic bag. apparently, the man stuck his hand in and that's when he was most likely bitten and unfortunately, he never went to get treatment. >>> bart officials join state and local leaders this morning to mark the next phase of the highway 4 project in eastern contra costa county. the ground breaking event was held this morning at highway 4 and hillcrest avenue in antioch. the project will widen the highway to make room for the e bart extension from pittsburg to antioch. it will also provide